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Raw video: Kentucky Republican representative Thomas Massie and the witnesses-hot exchange House Oversight Committee hearing on voter suppression of minorities-communities: Learn from the past to Protect Our future.”
A house Oversight Committee hearing on voter suppression in minority broke out in a shouting match on Wednesday at the Rep. Thomas Massie, R-Ky., trying to draw a parallel between laws that restrict the people to vote, the ability, as the ID requirements and restrictions on ex-felons — and gun control measures.
Towards the end of Massie’s time, witness, Timothy Jenkins, who serves on the board of the social justice organization of teaching for change, criticized Massie for the steering of the negotiation, which he believed was the wrong direction. To claimed underscore his point, Jenkins, is that “nobody died”, because you have the right to carry a weapon were robbed. Massie was quick to tell him otherwise.
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“Mr. Jenkins, this is absolutely wrong. I can give you no replied several examples,” Massie, only for Jenkins, “it’s wrong!” This led Massie to raise his voice, while reminiscent of a tragedy with a former employee.
“I had an employee who worked for me whose husband was shot in front of her in a gun-free zone!” Massie said. Committee Chairman Carolyn Maloney, D-NY, and then Massie said his time had expired, but after Massie consent is sought, she allowed him to continue.
“What do you say, Mr. Jenkins, is absolutely wrong,” said Massie. “I had an employee … that worked for me. She watched her husband shot in front of her in a gun-free zone, because their weapon-they followed the law and left her weapon in the vehicle. So don’t tell me, and tell her that no one died ever, because they have been deprived, to keep your right and bear arms.”
Jenkins was unimpressed with Massie’s story, and he went on to chide Fort him and accuse him of changing the subject of the hearing.
“Let me tell you this: that the whole business, will be able to vote, is not intertwined with the economy to bear arms,” said Jenkins. “You will take the time, we are trying to fight against a constitutional right of the citizens and turn it into something else. You use a different forum! We don’t have many opportunities to voting rights. We do not have the opportunity to talk about it, the whole business of the way in which the Constitution was distorted. And not be on some rabbit trail to talk about the poor.”
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Massie insisted that “the Constitution is a rabbit trail, and added that “it looks a little disingenuous when you try and choose the constitutional rights someone should have.”
“I’m trying to pick and choose the subject matter of this hearing,” Jenkins responded, as the back-and-forth more. Massie says that the time belonged to him, and he was worried about this Problem. Jenkins then the “filibustering accused him of” in front of Massie Chairman Maloney showed again.